Garage Band Edits
W. Crone | Northern CA USA | 12/28/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As much as I enjoy the bargain pricing of Naxos recordings I find that, on occasion, they can be incredibly disappointing. When I first pressed play and listened to the thundering opening of the 1st symphony I was very pleased...then came the obvious edits. During one movement I heard a [not very good] edit that sounded like some 7th grade punk band with a [not very good] 4-track recorder. The music skipped and came back in and it surely was not a cd defect. I don't think I am being too hard on the performance. The performance isn't really at fault as much as the production. Poor job! If you respect the work of Brahms then please do not buy this cd regardless of the great price. I am very picky about Bach and Brahms recordings and this particular recording is only sitting on my shelf because I can't return it."